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Strong Support for Proposed Improvements to 2015 Medicare Part D
A total of 151 organizations have sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner in support of proposed improvements included in the agency's...more



ACA SHOP Exchange Development in Six States
Small Business Health Options Programs (SHOP) exchanges, as included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), are designed to present government assistance and affordable coverage opportunities to small...more

Gateway Health(SM) Announces Medicare Contract With University of Pennsylvania Health System
Gateway HealthSM and the University of Pennsylvania Health System signed three-year Medicare contract to boost the quality of healthcare and its services for Gateway Health Medicare AssuredSM members...more

Incredible Bubblegum Can Clean Teeth and Still Be A Treat
Studies have shown that billions of people, especially children, suffer from untreated tooth decay. To address the issue, a group of students at the University of Pennsylvania is working on a...more

Mental Health First Aid Helps Support Rural Communities
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a community-based resource that educates people how to recognize and respond to someone experiencing a crisis. According to MHFA National Trainer Rita McElhany,...more

Affordable Care Act Propels Dramatic Change in Indianapolis, State Proposes Medicaid Expansion Alternative
The Indianapolis market is in a major transition as it implements key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including accountable care organizations and Medicaid eligibility...more

HHS Proclaims 27 Beneficiaries of the Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Awards
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius declares the 27 beneficiaries of the new Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns awards. The Strong Start for Mothers and...more

Missouri Governor Signs Controversial \
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has recently signed a new law creating a new classification of healthcare provider, an assistant physician, that will help ease primary care physician shortages in rural...more

California Healthcare Centers Gain $21.9 Million Grants
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces the distribution of $150 million in grants for health centers across the country. California health centers will receive a slice of $21.9...more

High Rate of Uninsured African Americans May Be Eligible for Coverage If All States Expanded Medicaid
In a new report announced by the Department of Health and Human Services, six out of ten (4.2 million) uninsured African Americans might qualify for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program...more






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Link Group Honored ‘Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year’


Link Group Honored ‘Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year’

Link Group Ltd., a rent and sale home provider, has been named 'Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year’ in the 2013 Social Enterprise Scotland awards.




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